Assessing Optimal Relationships Among Multi-Touch Gestures and Functions in Computer Applications
Technical rept. 1-31 Jul 2013
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA
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With touchscreen-enabled devices becoming more prevalent throughout military applications, it is important to create a standardized set of touchscreen gestures for military purposes. This standardized set must easily transfer among devices military personnel use for operations. The authors describe the identification of common gestures using mockups of large-screen and small-screen devices. Results show the majority of gestures were similar among participants, concluding that establishing military gesture standardization is very possible and could be put into practice throughout the military population, with training for less common gestures, and buttons or menu items used for very uncommon gestures. Through this research, the authors provide a beneficial first step in evaluating the set of gestures currently under development, and suggest further research with military personnel as a necessary next step for the development of a standardized gesture set for use in military purposes.
- Computer Programming and Software